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Jun 21, 2019

Belize Jaguars’ Assistant Coach Brings Fresh Skills from European Training

Wayne Casimiro

On Thursday, we showed you the new head coach of the Belize National Football Team. He’s Vincenzo Alberto Annese from Italy. As you heard in our report, the new coach wants to inject the national team with new blood and introduce a more modern system of coaching for football in Belize. Well, Annese will be assisted by Wayne Casimiro who is the assistant coach. Casimiro was recently on a three-month football coaching programme in Budapest, Hungary. On Thursday, he told us what the training is about and how he hopes to impart some of that knowledge and skills with his colleagues to help to advance football in Belize.


Wayne Casimiro, Assistant Coach, Belize National Football Team

“Yes, I did a three month course in Hungary. It’s thanks to the ICC and our national Olympic Committee from there and the Federation. It had a lot of theory that has to do with development of individuals and the systems in play for individual players and team players and specialization for football. A lot of what we did was geared towards development of individuals in terms of conditioning and training for ways to improve them and make them better on the field of play.”


Andrea Polanco

“So, you are going to be implementing or hoping to implement some of what you’ve learnt?”


Wayne Casimiro

“Most definitely. I think I am eager and waiting for the opportunity to share not just with the national team but any entity that has to do with football in terms of the growth of football. We did a lot of training in terms of what it is starting from age five all the way to age nineteen, so it is basically youth development. So, that is where I want to be able to share the knowledge that I learnt to ensure that everybody in Belize benefits from it and those involved in football can grow. This is so that when they get to the national team it is an easier goal for us because I think that is one of the areas that is lacking because we don’t have enough development. I know the Federation is leaning in that direction which is a plus but there is much more that needs to be done in terms of youth development. So, when we get a national team we don’t have to spend a lot of time dealing with the technical elements but dealing with the tactical elements and that will project better performance for our players.”

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